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For the love of God, Joe

Posted on: May 15, 2008 7:18 pm

Please retire. Please? Before you die right there on the sideline?

I'm serious, and I'm not trying to be a jerk. Maybe I come off as a jerk. Big shock there. But in all sincerity, this latest medical issue is another sign that Penn State football coach Joe Paterno needs to resign before he has the ugliest ending in coaching history.

The guy is 81. He's getting frail of health, as so many people in their 80s do. There's nothing wrong with that.

My problem with Paterno is his hubris, his denial, that he could die right there on a Saturday afternoon, turning Happy Valley into the world's largest wake. Or maybe he's not in denial. Maybe he's very well aware of the possibility, and he doesn't care. Either way it's an ugly thought, a terrible idea, and it's certainly not something I want to happen.

But it could. Paterno needs to realize that, and realize how horrible that would be for everyone involved, and get out before it actually does happen.

Or someone above him -- there is someone above him at Penn State, right? -- needs to realize it for him. And force him out.

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Tags: Joe Paterno

Since: Feb 22, 2008
Posted on: May 16, 2008 9:32 am

For the love of God, Joe

kUnY111, I think you forget that most people that come to sports sites are fans, not necessarily knowledgable about sports nor are they objective. Most people come to these sport sites to find out information and read opinions from people who get paid to give opinions. If you are such an expert, get your own website and post your own opinions.

Doyel, I think you have a good point. Take away that shot about 3 years ago and Penn State hasn't fielded a NC contending team for a long, long time. Give it up Joe.

Since: Aug 25, 2006
Posted on: May 16, 2008 8:52 am

For the love of God, Joe

A recruiting machine?  You're kidding, right? ha.  Big 10 is really afraid of his recruits.  And nice pulling in Pryor - an in-state college kid.  Yeah - dream on.  He needs to retire and let someone bring Penn St. back to its former days of glory.

Since: May 16, 2008
Posted on: May 16, 2008 8:26 am

For the love of God, Joe

Monge, Monge Mangina

Since: May 16, 2008
Posted on: May 16, 2008 7:54 am

For the love of God, Joe

Here is the deal.  We love the guy, he is <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placename w:st="on">Penn</st1:placename> <st1:placetype w:st="on">State</st1:placetype><
/st1:place>, and many of us cannot imagine the school without him.  He is still more effective and more successful than many D1 coaches.   Many forget that he won the Orange Bowl 2 years ago and finished 3rd in the nation.   Funny how the calls for Joe to retire comes mostly from non-Penn-staters.  It kills fans of other teams to lose to an 81 year old at football!  We all know that you fear the Lion in Winter!<o:p></o:p>

I am not sure what a "thud" is, but I will assume you to mean thug.  At least when a player on JoPa's team gets convicted he gets thrown off the team, Bowden will play him in a bowl game (P. Warwick). <o:p></o:p>

Lastly, the words “two-faced” is the last word ever that would come to mind when referring to JoPa. He is who he is, and he is...PENN STATE!

Since: Oct 20, 2006
Posted on: May 16, 2008 7:26 am

For the love of God, Joe

I don't think you could script a better Rockne/Gipp type ending there in Happy Vally.  We'll be talking about that for generations if that were to happen and dont tell me it wouldnt be motivational!  Dying on the side of the grid iron that he patrolled for decades every saturday afternoon during the season.  That is his turf and if he wants to drop be it.  Now if someone can show me he isn't doing the job as a coach...well then get rid of him, but he does seem to be in control.

However, if you feel like dying Joe, swing by Doyle's crib and expire.  He is worried about where you corpse will fall.


Since: Oct 21, 2007
Posted on: May 16, 2008 1:00 am

For the love of God, Joe

Love ya Joe Pa , but please , give yourself a break ( and not another bone ) . You have nothing to prove , we all know you are one of the greatest .

Since: Apr 4, 2007
Posted on: May 16, 2008 12:50 am

For the love of God, Joe

Your blogs are so thought provoking

why don't you legally change your name to Joe, do us all a favor, and retire???


Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: May 16, 2008 12:33 am

For the love of God, Joe

Why would you fear that? That would be a dignified exit for Paterno. Far better to leave your job and then pass on quietly with your family than to die while coaching a game. He's doing Penn State more harm than good now. It is time for him to go before a disaster does happen. Doyel's spot on.

Since: Sep 26, 2006
Posted on: May 16, 2008 12:26 am

For the love of God, Joe

media to Joe Pa : "you know if the Michigan coach continues to lose to Ohio State - Michigan coach loses his job or if Ohio State would continue to lose to Michigan - Ohio State coach would lose his job. You haven't really done well against either team - should you lose your job or step down."

Jo Pa replies - "WE ARE PENN STATE"

media to Joe Pa - "you think you should name a successor to you"

Jo Pa replies - "WE ARE PENN STATE"

media to Joe Pa - "do you think you be forced out as coach or not have your contract renewed"

JoePa replies - "WE ARE  PENN STATE"

media to JoeP- Do you think you age hurts in recruiting or the uncertainity of you being there.

JoePA replies- "WE ARE PENN STATE"

media to JoePa - you think your program would be better and not be a 2nd tier team in the big ten if you would retire. 

JoePA replies - "WE ARE PENN STATE"

Dolye to Joe Pa - "Please retire. Please? Before you die right there on the sideline?"


Thank you!

You're welcome!

Since: Jan 25, 2007
Posted on: May 16, 2008 12:20 am

For the love of God, Joe

The guy wants to die on the sidelines let him. Some  men have the courage to walk away (Carr) other like joepa are cowards to face life without football. Where are all these great football players at penn state?? In jail. The man can't even beat michigan how bad is that. He needs to start taking responability for what has gone on off the field as well as on. There's no diff between him and bowden both have thuds on their team.  Penn state fans think they are so high and mighty. There no better than florida state....please. The death watch starts for two-faced joe.

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